August 11, 2010A Better Wife, Companion and Mother
Dear Dr. Laura,
I was recently given your book, 'The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands' by a friend of mine who does parenting classes. My husband and I have had a pretty hard relationship and a lot of bad times. My friend who gave me the book wanted me to read it and at first, I thought to myself 'You've got to be kidding me.' and I put the book aside. And then things just got worse to the point that my husband and I would argue in front of our children and when it got to the point where we started getting violent with each other and were seriously considering divorce, I came across the book which I had hidden on the bookshelf. I was so distraught that I figured it wouldn't hurt just to give it a read because after all, I do really love my husband with all my heart and soul and I didn't want to lose him.
I will say that I am very glad that I picked up your book that day and started reading. I have come to realize that I was being selfish and not properly taking care of my husband who has stuck by my side no matter what I have done or what has happened. I am going to push your book to just about everyone I know that is having problems like we had.
You were absolutely right about how horrid most women have become. They have become selfish and only think about themselves and their own happiness. I have come to realize that without my husband, I am nothing. He slaves just to make sure that we are taken care of. He IS the other half of me and I should care for him accordingly and do everything in my power to make him happy, especially for everything he has done for us, our child, and my children from my previous marriage whom he treats as if they were his own. The least I can do for him is be supportive, encouraging, and make his home life as comfortable as possible. I can't do anything for the outside stresses, but I CAN alleviate the drama in our house and make it a better place that he actually wants to come home to.
In the very beginning of your book, one of your male listeners had stated that you should write your book even if it just saves one family. Well, Dr. Laura, he was absolutely correct. Your book has saved not only my marriage but has given me a different outlook on life and I have become a better wife, companion and mother because of you and the woman who gave me your book. So thank you so very much for writing that book. Keep up the wonderful work.
With much gratitude and sincerity,
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